Explore the Best Women-Led Restaurants in London

More and more women are making a name for themselves in London’s vibrant dining industry. In honour of International Women’s Day on March 8, OpenTable is celebrating these talented women on the front lines of the food scene. From the affluent streets of Mayfair to bustling Covent Garden, women are showcasing their best creations through a dazzling array of cuisines. Whether the night calls for a fine dining tasting menu or a juicy barbecue platter, book the perfect table using our handy list!

The OpenTable Team
Restaurants:CORE by Clare Smyth, Mere, Hotbox Spitalfields
Price Range:££ - ££££
Cuisines:British, European, Barbecue
Neighborhoods:Notting Hill, Fitzrovia, Spitalfields
Party Size
For 2
Date
Time
7:00 PM

CORE by Clare Smyth

££££·British·
Notting Hill
2,258 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Tasting Menu

Clare Smyth is a U.K. culinary genius who holds the award for World’s Best Female Chef. She moved from Ireland to England at only 16 years of age, and trained in some of the best kitchens in the world...

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Best Overall in London
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Mere

££££·European·
Fitzrovia
2,876 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Notable Wine List

Monica Galetti is a familiar face on British TV screens, as she has judged on popular show Masterchef: The Professionals and co-presented Amazing Hotels. The Samoa-born chef worked with Michel Roux Jn...

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European in London
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Hotbox Spitalfields

££££·Barbecue·
Spitalfields
516 reviews
  • Great for Brunch
  • Casual
  • Good for Groups

Billed as the home of “meaty barbecue masterpieces,” HotBox in Spitalfields is a must for barbecue fans everywhere. Co-founder Preeya Khagram-Nasim graduated from Cass business school in 2000 and brou...

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Great for Brunch in East London

Murano

££££·Contemporary European·
Mayfair
2,092 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

Mayfair is all about luxury, and this is certainly true of Angela Hartnett’s flagship restaurant, Murano. Angela champions sophisticated yet Italian cookery inspired by her mother and grandmother. She...

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Hélène Darroze at The Connaught

££££·French·
Mayfair
748 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic

The Connaught is the ultimate in luxury: a five-star hotel in Mayfair, one of London’s most illustrious neighborhoods. Many people fall in love with the hotel as soon as they walk in, which is exactly...

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Jikoni

££££·Asian·
Marylebone
542 reviews
  • Authentic
  • Great for Brunch
  • Creative Cuisine

Global cuisine is on the menu at Jikoni, where Chef Ravinder Bhogal's childhood of myriad flavors come to life. Born in Kenya to Sikh parents, then later moving to Kent, Ravinder gained exposure to a ...

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La Dame De Pic London

££££·French·
Tower Hill
1,056 reviews
  • Special Occasion
  • Tasting Menu
  • Good for Anniversaries

Chef Anne-Sophie Pic, born and trained in France, was born into restaurant royalty — her family's restaurant is the award-winner La Maison Pic. Anne-Sophie earned prestigious awards herself at the res...

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French in London
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Aster Restaurant

££££·French·
Victoria
471 reviews
  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual

Aster is a relaxed yet sophisticated all day dining brasserie with a modern European menu created by Executive Chef, Helena Puolakka. The closest restaurant to the hottest show in town, Hamilton, offe...

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Pre/post theatre in South West London
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Ella Canta

££££·Mexican·
Mayfair
433 reviews
  • Creative Cuisine
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for a Date

How does the daughter of a doctor and former political science major enter life as a professional chef? Martha Ortiz did just this. Chef Ortiz fell in love with professional kitchen life while traveli...

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